Coming Soon from ID (9/10 – 9/21)

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Join us tomorrow at our Getting Started in myCourses workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept electronic assignment submissions, share content from the internet, maintain an online grade book, and more! Sign-up now to learn how myCourses can become the digital headquarters for your courses.

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and presentation tool built into myCourses that facilitates rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us for the Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop next week on Thursday to explore how you can take your online discussions to the next level.

Register for Getting Started with myCourses
Tuesday, September 11th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Register for Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, September 20th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (4/9 – 4/23)

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VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us for our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop on Thursday to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

Next Friday, we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – the online meeting tool built into myCourses. Collaborate can be used to have live audio/video chat sessions with students. Collaborate also allows you to share your screen and present office documents/presentations. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, conduct review sessions, and meet one-on-one with students.

Have you ever thought about recording a lecture from your office/home and making it available to your students online? Come learn how it can be done at our Recording with TechSmith Relay workshop next week. Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content on your computer. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop.

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, April 12th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Friday, April 20th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Recording with TechSmith Relay
Monday, April 23rd
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (3/19 – 3/30)

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iClicker Cloud allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the instructor can display the results data immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Attend our In-Class Polling with iClicker Cloud workshop on Tuesday to learn more about this in-class engagement tool.

Our Online Teaching and Learning Strategies course that starts on Wednesday introduces the current research and best practices for online teaching and learning. Participants will work independently and collaboratively with peers to design and build one unit of online instructions in a myCourses site. This fully online four-week course is designed to support the UMass Dartmouth Quality Online Course Review Rubric.

Have you ever thought about making a lecture available to your students online? Come learn how it can be done at our Recording with TechSmith Relay workshop next week. Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content on your computer. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop.

In-Class Polling with iClicker Cloud
Tuesday, March 20th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Online Teaching and Learning Strategies
March 21st – April 17th
Fully online through myCourses
Register

Recording with TechSmith Relay
Thursday, March 29th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register


CITS | Instructional Development
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 242
UMass Dartmouth
508-999-8501

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Coming Soon from Instructional Development (2/26 – 3/9)

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On Thursday, we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – the online meeting tool built into myCourses. Collaborate can be used to have live audio/video chat sessions with students. Collaborate also allows you to share your screen and present office documents/presentations. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, conduct review sessions, and meet one-on-one with students.

Next week on Tuesday morning, we are offering a Getting Started in myCourses workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept electronic assignment submissions, share content from the internet, maintain an online grade book, and more! Sign-up now to learn how myCourses can become the digital headquarters for your courses.

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Thursday, March 1st
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Getting Started with myCourses
Tuesday, March 6th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (2/12 – 2/23)

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On Wednesday, we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – the online meeting tool built into myCourses. Collaborate can be used to have live audio/video chat sessions with students. Collaborate also allows you to share your screen and present office documents/presentations. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, conduct optional review sessions, and meet one-on-one with students.

REEF Polling allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the instructor can display the results data immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Attend our Polling with iClicker Cloud workshop on Friday, February 23rd to learn more about this in-class engagement tool.

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Wednesday, February 14th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

In-Class Polling with iClicker Cloud
Friday, February 23rd
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (10/23 – 11/3)

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Have you ever thought about making a lecture available to your students online? Come learn how it can be done at tomorrow’s Recording with TechSmith Relay workshop. Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content on your computer. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop.

On Wednesday, we are offering a workshop on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra the online meeting tool built into myCourses. Collaborate can be used to have live audio/video chat sessions with students. Collaborate also allows you to share your screen and present office documents/presentations. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, conduct optional review sessions, and meet one-on-one with students.

Next week on Monday morning, we are offering a Getting Started in myCourses workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept assignment submissions, share multimedia from the internet, and more! Sign-up now to learn how myCourses can become the digital headquarters for your courses.

The Online Teaching and Learning Strategies course that starts on Wednesday, November 1st provides an introduction to the current research and best practices for online teaching and learning. Participants will work independently and collaboratively with peers to design and build one unit of online learning in a myCourses site. This fully online four-week course is designed to support the UMass Dartmouth Quality Online Course Review Rubric.

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool that can be used to facilitate asynchronous audio/video conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us for our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop next Thursday to learn how VoiceThread can be used to take your online discussions to the next level.

Recording with TechSmith Relay
Tuesday, October 24th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Wednesday, October 25th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Getting Started with myCourses
Monday, October 30th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Online Teaching and Learning Strategies
November 1st – November 29th
Fully online through myCourses
Register

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, November 2nd
11:00am – 12:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (9/25 – 10/13)

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On Wednesday our fall semester offering of the Blended Learning: Finding the Mix online workshop begins. In blended classes, a portion of the traditional face-to-face instruction is replaced by internet-based online learning. During this two-week long fully online workshop, you will explore how one unit of your face-to-face course could be redesigned and delivered in a blended format.

VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us for our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop next Friday to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

REEF Polling allows instructors to shake up their lectures by engaging students with multiple choice, numeric, and short answer questions. Students can respond from their phone, tablet, or laptop and the instructor can display the results data immediately afterward on the projector to discuss as a class. Attend our Polling with iClicker Cloud workshop on Wednesday, October 11th to learn more about this in-class engagement tool. 

Blended Learning: Finding the Mix
Wednesday, September 27th – Tuesday, October 10th
Fully online through myCourses
Register

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Friday, October 6th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Polling with iClicker Cloud
Wednesday, October 11th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135
Register

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (4/10 – 4/21)

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VoiceThread is an interactive discussion and collaboration tool built into myCourses that can be used to facilitate rich, asynchronous conversations around images, documents, presentations, and videos. Join us on Thursday at our Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread workshop to learn about taking your online discussions to the next level using this exciting new tool.

Next Friday we are offering a workshop on an online meeting tool built into myCourses called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can use Collaborate to meet with students in a Skype-like online meeting space where you can use audio/video to talk and present documents, presentations, and show what you are doing on your computer screen. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, optional review sessions, and one-on-one meetings with students.

Humanizing Online Discussions with VoiceThread
Thursday, April 13th
11:00am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Friday, April 21st
2pm – 3pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (3/27 – 4/7)

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Have you ever considered moving some of your face-to-face lectures and tutorials online? Come learn how it can be done at our Recording with Techsmith Relay workshop on Friday. Techsmith Relay allows you to record audio narration over PowerPoint presentations, documents, or any other content you open on your computer. During this workshop, we will walk you through the process of installing the software, recording a presentation, and sharing that recording with students. All you will need to participate in this workshop is your laptop.

Next week on Monday morning, we are offering a “Getting Started in myCourses” workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept assignment submissions, incorporate multimedia from popular websites like YouTube, and more!

Recording with Techsmith Relay
Thursday, March 30th
1pm – 2pm
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Getting Started with myCourses
Monday, April 3rd
11am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.

Coming Soon from Instructional Development (2/27 – 3/10)

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Thursday morning we are offering a workshop on an online meeting tool built into myCourses called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. You can use Collaborate to meet with students in a Skype-like online meeting space where you can use audio/video to talk and present documents, presentations, and show what you are doing on your computer screen. Many instructors use Collaborate to host online office hours, optional review sessions, and one-on-one meetings with students.

Next week on Tuesday morning we are offering a “Getting Started in myCourses” workshop. myCourses allows instructors to post files, accept assignment submissions, incorporate multimedia from popular websites like YouTube, and more!

Online Meetings in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Thursday, March 2nd
11am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

Getting Started with myCourses
Tuesday, March 7th
11am – Noon
Claire T. Carney Library, Room 135

To Register for Instructional Development Workshops & Events:

  1. Visit the myUMassD Full Calendar at umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo.
  2. Login using your UMassD Login information if prompted.
  3. Enter the workshop name in the search box or click on the date of the workshop in the calendar.
  4. Click on the workshop title and then click the “Register” button.